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Catherine Harrop

Catherine Harrop, one of 127 convicts transported on the Mary, 03 June 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Harrop
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 3rd June, 1823
Arrival date: 5th October, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 126 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 61 (32)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Trevor Bailey on 12th February, 2013 wrote:

Catherine was a widow with three children. When transported she left her three children with her late husbands brother Thomas.Her daughter Mary Ann was also transported, to NSW, for the same offence. Catherine re-married, to William Whitehead, also a convict, 05/03/1827 at Port Arthur. She had quite a history at hobart and is listed in the book,‘Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls’

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st December, 2020 wrote:

Daughter Mary Ann Harrop arrived in the Colony;
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Ship: Louisa - 1827  
No; 2768 - 14
Name; Mary Ann Harrop. Age; 18
Read & writes. Single, Native County; Stockport
Trade; Nursemaid
Offence; Stealing cloths
Trial; Chester - 9 July 1827 - 7 years - 3 previous
Height; 5 ft. 2 3/4 in
Complexion; Brown freckled. Hair; Brown. Eyes; Grey
Additional Remarks; MOTHER; her as Catherine Harrop per “Mary”

Convict Changes History

Trevor Bailey on 12th February, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

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